Merry Christmas my Aviators,
seasonal greetings from your first officer Pilot Patrick. I wish you a joyful holiday season and a happy new year! I hope you can enjoy the time with your beloved ones. Especially as flight crew it happens to be that you are not at home. Last year I spend Christmas eve with my crew in Zürich. This season I am lucky to be with my family in Hessen.
2016 was a fantastic year! Now I am excited for 2017, because of big changes in my pilot career. I will already give you a brief look out.
The bad news time flies, the good news I am the pilot!
Seriously this year past by so fast. Maybe this feeling arises, because so many things took place. During my job and my private journeys I got to visit many new places, I have never been too. One of my favorite ones was South Africa. In August I moved my home base to Barcelona for 3 months. I had the chance to get to know this vibrant city and I could definitely imagine living there. Cool side effect was that I improved my Spanish skills a little bit and I learnt to wave surf.
At this stage I also want to thank you for your amazing support of my social media. I appreciate every single like and comment I receive from you. I try as much as I can to answer all your questions, but time is unfortunately limited. This is one reason why I decided to launch my own blog to be able to share my adventures and my healthy lifestyle with you. As you know you are all my Aviators and for those who really want to become a pilot I am sharing my experiences of pilot career to support and answer your questions. “How to become a pilot” is one of my most read blog post so far.
What can you expect in 2017?
More aviation, more travel, more lifestyle and more of me!
You got to know me as a First officer who is operating private Jets. As you know I have been flying a fancy business Jet for six years now. It was an amazing time and for me the best way to start my pilot career. I have flown to hundreds of different destination getting to know all parts of Europe and many famous people. I welcomed the beautiful and rich on board and flew them to business meetings or to vacation hotspots. My favorite trips were with music bands when we were the personal jet for their tour.
I am leaving the private aviation with a crying and with laughing eye, because I will soon fly a big Airbus wide body aircraft. The type rating will start in January at Lufthansa flight training. I hope you will join me on this interesting and exciting career section.
Events in 2017:
More live videos
In case you have missed my first live talk on my facebook, you will soon have the chance again to ask me questions about aviation, travel, sports and my healthy lifestyle. Additionally I will go live more to share cool aviation related events.
Meet and greet
I am looking forward to meeting my Aviators. I am planning on a special meet and greet in the sky overhead Berlin. Stay tuned for more information. I am already super excited.
Recently I have opened my youtube channel “pilotpatrick” to share my adventures in longer videos. I am working on more content for you.
I am feeling blessed to have the chance to share my passion of flying with so many of you. 95.000 follower on Instagram and already over 65.000 clicks on my blog within in 4 months. Thanks for being such amazing followers. Without you it would be less fun!
In which country are you celebrating Christmas?
Positive life, positive mind with happy landings!
Your Pilot Patrick